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14:54 Jan 30, 2009
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English term or phrase: nainsook
Definition from weavers.org.uk:
A lightweight, plain-weave, cotton cloth with a soft finish, although French nainsook has a crisp finish. Sometimes this fabric is made with a closely woven satin or twill stripe forming a corded effect at intervals across the fabric. Often used in the manufacture of lingerie and dresses. The word nainsook comes from the Hindi words nain, meaning eye, and sukh, meaning delight. This fabric dates back to seventeenth century India when it was sometimes called nansook, nyansook or nainsook and was thought to give 'pleasure to the eye'.

Example sentence(s):
  • Nainsook and lawn were made in extra fine, fine and regular cottons with the extra fine nainsook having a silk finish. fabrics.net
  • This simple mode is illustrated in linen with Swiss insertion, edge lace and ribbon-run beading and also in nainsook with Valenciennes lace, insertion, ribbon and beading. vintagevictorian.com
  • The softest and finest fabrics are used for these dresses such as French and Persian lawn, batiste, handkerchief linen and nainsook. smockingstore.com
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Krisztina Lelik
4finom, könnyű ágyneművászon, indiai muszlin

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Definition from Lévai László: Francia-magyar divatsz:
Vagy nanszuk.
Országh-szótárban is megtalálható.

A franciából került a nansouk> nanszu, nanszuk a magyar nyelvbe.
nansouk nanszuk, indiai pamutvászon

Example sentence(s):
  • Gizi mama ugyanis a kezembe nyomott két darab könyvet. A címük ez: Textiljáték készítése I-II. Kevéné Mártonffy Anikó zseniális műve mindkettő, az egyik 1951-ben a másik 55-ben került kiadásra. Tudjuk-e még például, milyen anyag a karakül, a szolinó, a nanszu, lehet-e még bárhol is viaszosvásznat kapni és kell-e még a Földön bárkinek is magyarázni, milyen tulajdonságokkal bír a "plasztic". - zsebiújság  
  • muszlin női ruha, függöny muszlinbársony alkalmi női ruha nanszu ágynemű, fehérnemű noppos tweed lásd tweed - Kisokos lexikon  
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13 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
finom, könnyű ágyneművászon, indiai muszlin

Definition from own experience or research:
Ez egy finom muszlin anyag, ágyneműk és bébiholmi készítésére is használják.

Example sentence(s):
  • A nainsook hindu eredetű, eredetileg nain sukh - nain=szem, sukh=öröm, gyönyör, élvezet), nagyjából annyit tesz, hogy szemnek öröme, gyönyörűséges a szemnek. - Your Dictionary  
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